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  • 12 July 2018

    "Its almost been forty-three years since I started Orienteering. When I was young, I rose to elite ranks, but spinal and knee injuries reduced me to walking. I’ve actually had a lot of injuries, but they never stop me. When one of my major tendons tore I just started doing the tracks on crutches."

  • 3 July 2018

    Congratulations to our Head of School, Professor Fiona Stapleton who was recently awarded the Donald R Korb Award for Excellence from the American Optometric Association (AOA) Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS) council. 

  • 20 June 2018

    We are hiring!  UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science is currently seeking a new Staff Optometrist. This role is to develop and maintain excellence in clinical patient care, teaching and research in our UNSW Optometry Clinic with a special focus on paediatrics and myopia progression control.

Seminars and Events

  • Jul

    Many of our academics have been involved in the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye Workshop II (TFOS DEWS II). A global effort, that spanned 150 clinical and basic research experts from 23 countries, came together to provide an evidence-based global consensus on dry eye disease and treatment. We are extremely pleased to be able to bring to you a summary of the TFOS DEWS II determinations, as well as how to put this knowledge into clinical practice.

  • Aug

    On Friday 3 August 2018, we welcome Professor Peter Bex from Northeastern University, Boston, USA. Professor Bex will give a lecture to all interested parties titled "Assessment, Simulation and Correction of Binocular Vision Impairment".

  • Aug

    The Colour Society of Australia will be holding a Sydney Science Festival Event at the School’s Optics and Radiometry Laboratory (ORLAB) on Wednesday 8th August. If you would like to see how colours of objects and lights are measured, or understand more about whether your eye wear is changing your colour perception, join the Colour Society of Australia for a tour in the company of its Director Dr Mei-Ying Boon and other ORLAB staff.

Research Spotlight

The 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Optometry was held at the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago, Illinois. This year marked the 96th annual meeting of the Academy, with the highlight of the “Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice” plenary session being “The Eye As a Mirror to the Brain”, with presentations in the session by Dr Robert Sergott of the Wills Eye Hospital, Dr Christopher Hudson from the University of Waterloo and Dr Marina Bedny from Johns Hopkins University.

The School was well represented at the meeting, with staff and students from the School, the Centre for Eye Health (CfEH) and the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) all attending and participating in the conference. In total, nine posters were presented by members of staff and students from the School, CfEH and BHVI throughout the course of the meeting, on topics ranging from sensitivity of astigmats to variations in cylinder corrections, aberration profiles of Asian and Caucasian myopic eyes, imaging effects in macular disease diagnosis, order effects of left and right eye-hand coordination tests and complementary and alternative medicine in Australian optometric practice. Centre for Eye Health Director Professor Michael Kalloniatis was selected to present in the AAO press conference as well as in the hot topics in Glaucoma session. Daniel Tilia moderated and presented in a paper session on contact lenses. Professor Mark Willcox, Dr Isabelle Jalbert and Elizabeth Wong also all presented their latest research on antibacterial contact lenses, eye care practitioner’s perspectives on Age Related Macular Degeneration and the use of OCT in differential diagnosis of elevated optic discs in paper sessions. Finally, Jack Phu was also invited to present on his graduate research at the Optometric Glaucoma Society meeting as the immediate past OGS Ezell Fellow.